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Legislation will create more work hours and improve working conditions

Pete Ielmini, Executive Director of the Mechanical Insulators Labor Management Cooperative Trust (LMCT), joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and spoke with host Ed "Flash" Ferenc about the recent progress of the Federal Mechanical Insulation Act. He also addressed the lack of female-appropriate labor attire at brick and mortar retail stores and its negative impact on women in the building trades.

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Local 78 successfully conducts the Firestop Market Recovery Program

Mechanical Insulators Local 78 in Birmingham, Ala., hosted the Mechanical Insulators Labor Management Cooperative Trust (LMCT) Firestop Market Recovery Program in early June.

The LMCT Firestop Market Recovery Program is designed to bring together Local Union leadership and contractors to gain market share and increase Firestopping manhours. 

As part of the training, an assessment of the existing market was conducted and then compared to other areas and best practices to ensure a customized...

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Mechanical Insulation Energy Audit Act passed in Illinois

In February, the Mechanical Insulators Labor Management Cooperative Trust was excited to announce that Local 17 Chicago and Local 1 St. Louis formed a partnership to promote the Mechanical Insulation industry through state legislation.  

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South Bend, Indiana, Local 75 tackles the Firestop Market

Mechanical Insulators Local 75 in South Bend, Ind., hosted the Mechanical Insulators Labor Management Cooperative Trust Firestop Market Recovery Program from May 8 to 11. 

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Strategy needed to eradicate asbestos from Canada's built environment

Members of the Insulators Union are among a group of advocates who are calling for the Canadian government to create a national plan to deal with asbestos within the build environment.

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Ielmini discusses President Biden's commitment to the building trades

Pete Ielmini, Executive Director of the Mechanical Insulators Labor Management Cooperative Trust (LMCT), joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and spoke with host Ed "Flash" Ferenc about President Biden's appearance at the North American Building Trades Unions Legislative Conference on the dame day he announcement he will seek re-election. 

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Ielmini discusses President Biden's commitment to the building trades

Pete Ielmini, Executive Director of the Mechanical Insulators Labor Management Cooperative Trust (LMCT), joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and spoke with host Ed "Flash" Ferenc about President Biden's appearance at the North American Building Trades Unions (NABTU) Legislative Conference on the same day he announced he will seek a second term as President.

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The ROI of Properly Installed Mechanical Insulation

The Heat and Frost Insulators Labor Management Cooperative Trust promotes mechanical insulation and firestopping initiatives.

As clean energy and climate change make a larger impact on the industrial sector and the construction industry, mechanical insulation should be a component of all clean energy initiatives.

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Local 6 hosts first Firestopping Market Recovery class of 2023

Pete Ielmini, Executive Director of the Mechanical Insulators Labor Management Cooperative Trust, made his monthly appearance on the America's Work Force Union Podcast and talked about the LMCT’s first Firestop Market Recovery Program held in 2023.

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LMCT conducts Firestop Market Recovery Program

Insulators Local 6 Spearheads Firestop Market Recovery Sessions

Insulators Local 6 hosted the Mechanical Insulator’s Firestop Market Recovery Program in early March in Boston. Local 6 signatory contractors and from the New York/New England States Conference participated in the program, which ran from March 7 to March 10.

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The LMCT partners with the Insulators Union throughout the U.S. and Canada performing high quality work in the following industries:

Mechanical insulation, maintenance and new construction, industrial high temperature, pads and blankets, storage tanks and vessels, boilers, chillers, metal cladding/weather barriers, commercial heating and cooling, HVAC systems, vapor retarders and barriers, asbestos abatement, firestop and smokeseal, nuclear specialized applications, mechanical insulation evaluations, CUI programs, specialized insulations, highly trained workforce and safety trained to current standards.

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